Alex Blackwell ends record cricket career
Veteran women's cricketer Alex Blackwell will end her record-setting 19-season career, after announcing her retirement from Sydney Thunder in the WBBL.Blackwell confirmed on Wednesday that this summer would be her 19th and last in women's domestic cricket, two seasons after stepping away from the international game.
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After missing out on selection for the Australian Test side, star batsman Usman Khawaja has turned his focus to the upcoming Big Bash League season by extending his deal with the Sydney Thunder.
The 32-year old has been at the Thunder since the beginning of the competition way back in 2011, and was an integral part of the premiership-winning side in BBL05.
Khawaja said it was an easy decision for him to sign a brand new four-year deal ahead of the upcoming season.
“It’s close to my heart, I love playing at Sydney Thunder,” he said.
“I love coming back to Sydney – my family is here – but it’s very special to play cricket and to have our families around after a game.
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Sandhu re - signs with Thunder . Sydney Thunder 's leading wicket-taker recommits to T20 franchise for the coming summer. Sydney Thunder open their BBL|08 campaign against the Melbourne Stars on Friday December 21 at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
Usman Khawaja has signed a long-term contract extension with the Sydney Thunder but believes he can still make it back into the Australian Test team. Khawaja has signed an extension to his current deal with the Sydney Thunder , which will keep him at the BBL franchise for the next four years .
“Western Sydney is made up of many different cultures – it’s a melting pot – and I believe we embrace that in our team.
“We have a lot of guys in the squad who come from different cultures, and I think that's the beauty of our club.
“We represent such a large area… such a diverse amount of people… it’s great to be a part of that."
Khawaja was born in Pakistan, but moved to Australia at a young age and was the first player of Pakistani descent to represent Australia.
Incoming Thunder coach Shane Bond said it was an important signing for the club heading into the new campaign.
“He’s a key signing for us. I’m thrilled because he’s been a Thunder man from the outset; is a great player and has an amazing record in the Big Bash,” he said.
“Usman is an important part of my long-term plans, I want to keep him at Sydney Thunder until the end of his career.
“He’s a highly respected player – the boys love him – he’s a genuine leader, has many outstanding qualities and I respect that he tells you what he thinks because that’s right up my alley.”
The Thunder will kickstart their BBL09 season against the Brisbane Heat on December 17th.
Callum Ferguson strikes perfect tone for Thunder as Heat serve up lukewarm opener .
An unbeaten half-century from Callum Ferguson laid the foundations for an impressive Sydney Thunder victory over Brisbane Heat in BBL 19.Ferguson called correctly and opted to bat at the Gabba, top scoring with an unbeaten 73 from 44 deliveries as the Thunder posted 6-172 against their much-vaunted opponents.